The table below looks at the statistics for the Chief Technology Officer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Chief Technology Officer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
Rank 591 574 532
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -42
Contract jobs requiring a Chief Technology Officer 16 8 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.015% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.016% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 6
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£900 £938 £779
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +20.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £815 £800 £625
10% offered a daily rate of more than £1,150 £1,075 £900
UK excluding London average daily rate £1,050 £800 -
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

Chief Technology Officer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Chief Technology Officer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Chief Technology Officer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Chief Technology Officer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Chief Technology Officer within the UK.

Chief Technology Officer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Chief Technology Officer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Chief Technology Officer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Chief Technology Officer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Chief Technology Officer
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Chief Technology Officer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -18 16 £900 -4.00% 6
London -2 11 £880 -12.00% 3
City of London +12 5 £626 -35.76% 1
North West -18 4 £1,050 +31.25%
Berkshire -6 1 - -
Cheshire -11 1 £900 -
South East -14 1 - - 1
Reading - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 £900 -

Chief Technology Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Chief Technology Officer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Chief Technology Officer in their job title.

1 7 (21.88%) User Experience
2 6 (18.75%) E-Commerce
3 5 (15.63%) Citrix
3 5 (15.63%) Finance
4 4 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 4 (12.50%) TOGAF
4 4 (12.50%) PHP
4 4 (12.50%) Oracle
4 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (12.50%) Information Architecture
4 4 (12.50%) SaaS
4 4 (12.50%) RESTful
5 3 (9.38%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (9.38%) C
5 3 (9.38%) Project Management
5 3 (9.38%) B2C
5 3 (9.38%) Python
6 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
6 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.25%) Banking
6 2 (6.25%) Retail
6 2 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (6.25%) Data Mining
6 2 (6.25%) Java
6 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
6 2 (6.25%) .NET
6 2 (6.25%) MySQL
6 2 (6.25%) MS Office
6 2 (6.25%) UNIX
6 2 (6.25%) Linux

Chief Technology Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Chief Technology Officer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Chief Technology Officer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.50%) SaaS
2 2 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (3.13%) IaaS
3 1 (3.13%) PaaS
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (6.25%) Data Mining
1 2 (6.25%) MySQL
1 2 (6.25%) Big Data
General
1 5 (15.63%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Banking
2 2 (6.25%) Retail
3 1 (3.13%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) RESTful
2 2 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) User Experience
2 4 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.25%) Visualisation
3 2 (6.25%) Open Source
3 2 (6.25%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.13%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) UNIX
1 2 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.75%) E-Commerce
2 4 (12.50%) TOGAF
2 4 (12.50%) Information Architecture
3 3 (9.38%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (9.38%) Project Management
3 3 (9.38%) B2C
4 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (6.25%) Data Protection
4 2 (6.25%) Data Architecture
4 2 (6.25%) Strategic Planning
4 2 (6.25%) Big Data Analytics
4 2 (6.25%) Analytics
4 2 (6.25%) DevOps
4 2 (6.25%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (3.13%) Business Transformation
5 1 (3.13%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (3.13%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.13%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) PHP
2 3 (9.38%) C
2 3 (9.38%) Python
3 2 (6.25%) Java
3 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) Degree
1 1 (3.13%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) Citrix
2 4 (12.50%) Oracle
3 2 (6.25%) Microsoft